If you are having problems with debt or living costs, it is important to ask for help as soon as possible.
Citizens Advice Leeds provides free, independent advice to people living in Leeds. You will need an appointment. You can get advice about:
- welfare benefits
Money Buddies is a free service that provides debt advice and can help you:
- save money
- learn how to budget (manage your money carefully)
- understand financial statements
- switch utility suppliers
- avoid illegal money lenders
Leeds (MIC) Money Information Centre is a local website run by Leeds City Council that can help you find organisations in Leeds that can provide free debt advice, offer affordable loans and services to help you save money and reduce your bills.
The Money Advice Service is a national website which includes advice on saving and borrowing money, how to budget (manage your money carefully) and welfare benefits. It also offers free advice over the phone or online chat.
It includes a useful search tool to find local debt advice services:
Christians Against Poverty provides free debt advice and help you create a plan to help you deal with money problems. You can make an appointment to see an adviser.
0800 328 0006
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Help with Food
Sometimes it is hard to cope on a very low income. If your benefits stop or something goes wrong, it’s easy to run out of money – even for essentials like food.
Foodbanks are places you can go to get free food. You will usually need to be referred or sent their by an organisation.
Find your nearest foodbank by clicking one of the links below:
The Trussell Trust Emergency Food
List of Food Banks
List of places you can find free food in Leeds city centre
Find out who can refer you to a foodbank here: